Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, c. 1650-60

Violin: 40887

Labeled, "Andreas Guarnerius allumnus Nicolai Amati fecit / Cremonae sub titulo Sanctae Teresiae 1655."

Back: Two-piece of small curl

Top: of irregular medium grain

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of irregular figure

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm

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in 1921 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
... ...
in 1988 Sold by Christie's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1934)
  • Certificate: Hart & Son, London (1923)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1921) The certificate is listed in the auction catalogue of Puttick & Simpson's in 1921 but not in the later Christie's catalogue so it has probably been lost. 1921 or earlier

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  • Christie's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 23, 1988, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (illustrated)


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